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Asus UX303UB 2 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-6xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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ASUS ZeBook series represents the essence of ASUS design spirit, and UX303 takes this to another level of sophistication with fresh and gorgeous new colors including Smoky Brown, Icicle Gold and... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this portable PC is 85 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.com. This puts this medium processor cores notebook PC in the top 7% of all the portable PCs of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Large Storage Capacity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good storage. A few weeks ago Notebookcheck.net rated the product 4 stars and said in their review of this laptop “Contrast compared to FHD SKU, response times could have been better, no M.2 storage options”.

Reasonably Priced

One Asus UX303UB reviewer reckoned that this laptop was good value for money. A few weeks ago expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “High resolution at a cost”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 8GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the UX303UB, the maximum internal memory supported by processor of the Asus UX303UB of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very New PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the UX303UB has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303UB. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the UX303UB have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 25GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX303UB that we have assessed, the UX303UB's maximum processor memory bandwidth of 34.1 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest.

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Asus Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor cores notebook PCs manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,050 megahertz, the UX303UB has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303UB. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the UX303UB range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1,866MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The UX303UB supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,866MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also support 2, 133MHz and 1 and 600MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,866MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303UB the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. The Asus UX303UB has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The UX303UB has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the UX303UB.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the XPS 13[pl_2742244_price], and the XPS 13[pl_2742244_price] both from DELL or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The UX303UB has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the UX303UB.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year, the UX303UB has a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX303UB is 2.9GHz. At 3.1 gigahertz, the UX303UB has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX303UB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The UX303UB is a three USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303UB have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the UX303UB has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the UX303UB is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303UB. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate

The slowest max on-board graphics adapter refresh rate of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 24Hz, the fastest is 60Hz, and the average max on-board graphics adapter refresh rate is 48Hz. The UX303UB has one of the slower max on-board graphics adapter refresh rates (only 24 hertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the UX303UB has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops of this type and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus UX303UB does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX303UB.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price], or the Latitude 15[pl_2569470_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The UX303UB has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 13.3" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14" and higher rated).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the UX303UB is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the UX303UB has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the UX303UB.

Alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price].

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the UX303UB does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price], or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The Asus UX303UB has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the UX303UB wi-Fi standardss range from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX303UB

Released Over a Year Ago

Asus released the UX303UB over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Asus UX303UB has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
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Colour of Product
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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
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Expert Reviews

(4)
12 February 2016

Lisa Gade compares the Asus Zenbook UX303UB and the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabooks. Check out our video review of the Asus Zenbook UX303UB...

13 January 2016

In review: Asus Zenbook UX303UB-DH74T. Test model provided by CUKUSA.comThe Zenbook series still holds some of the better Ultrabooks available assuming that novel features like 360-degree hinges...

No major use of PWM for QHD configuration, very high resolution panel, full CPU and GPU performance whilst running Unigine Heaven, easy enduser maintenance, dual videoout
Included VGA and R 45 adapters
Heller, kontrastreicher, matter IPSBildschirm
Arbeit meistens leise
Gute Eingabegerte
Reduced brightness, color accuracy, and contrast compared to FHD SKU, response times could have been better, no M.2 storage options
GPU can be get quite warm, no USB TypeC port
Der Prozessor kann seine Leistung nicht vollstndig entfalten
Ein elektronisches Spratzeln ist zu hren
PWM bei Helligkeitsstufen kleinergleich 90 Prozent
30 November 2015

ASUS ZenBook UX303UB ??????????????I/O?Intel Core i7-6500U ????8GB RAM?NVIDIA GeFocce 940M 2M ???256GB SSD????????????????????????????? UltraBook ??????1.5KG???????????????????????????????????...

12 December 2015

Das Asus Zenbook UX303UB-R4100T, zur Verfügung gestellt von:Das Notebook verfügt über viel Rechenleistung und ist zudem spielefähig. Trotzdem arbeitet der Rechner in der Regel leise. Dank der...

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Topu
Topu would recommend the Asus UX303UB

Excellent machine to own. Light weight with powerful processor. so, far no flaws noticed. It was wise to trade with B&H. Great professional service...

Reviewed 20 December 2015 by Rob
Rob would recommend the Asus UX303UB (Verified Purchase)

First of all, the "fit and finish" of the Asus is impeccable. The core i7 processor is fast, the resolution is amazing, and Windows 10 is the best OS ever. The included adapters (USB/VGA,... Read more…

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Birdman
Birdman would recommend the Asus UX303UB (Verified Purchase)

Use it for email and Office products for non-profit organizations. I like the speed and portability of the notebook...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux303, asus ux303u, ux303ubr4021, asus ux303ub, ux303ubr4021t, ux303ubr4021tb, ux303ubr4021tbe
Barcodes 04712900140774

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